Voting is Important for Anyone Eligible


Natalie Cullen

No matter what your opinion is on voting, everyone needs to vote.

Bennett Hadley, J1 Reporter

Having the ability to vote as a U.S. citizen is insanely important. I think that everyone who is eligible to vote, needs to. It is a right that people a long, long time ago fought for us to have, and no one should give up that power. 

I think being able to vote, sharing your opinion, and using your voice is a very big right that we have as a country. There are many places in the world where you cannot do that and where you simply do not have freedom of speech or any form of expressing your opinion. 

Originally under the Constitution, only white male citizens over the age of 21 were allowed to vote. Thinking about the world now, and how every U.S citizen over the age of 18 is allowed to vote, is a drastic difference. 

Voting also changes the future for everyone, the next generations, history in general, the list goes on and on. The fact that you are able to help change the future yourself, is something that is so deeply important. 

By voting, people have a voice in the government which can persuade the government and other people in high power like that to change their views on things in order to change the future.

On the other side of people, who don’t agree that voting is important, have different views. Facts and information show that in the 2016 presidential election only 55% of Americans voted. This is an insanely low amount compared to other developed countries that vote for things like this. 

Most people that do not vote don’t think it will make a difference if they vote. Because of this, they simply choose not to vote. Even if you do not “care” about politics you should still go out and vote. Every single vote counts. Some of those people also have gotten upset in past years because of the person they voted for losing, which is an unreasonable answer and opinion to not vote. 

Solutions to people that think these kinds of things when it comes to voting, can be hearing the other side out. Listening to more people that have different opinions so you can see each side’s  point of view. 

Either way, you need to get out there and vote. No matter what your opinion is on voting, everyone needs to vote. Voting changes the future of people in general. Voting is history. Getting out there and voting is one of the most important things you can do as a U.S. citizen.